We all deserve a little pick me up, a little congratulations for being you, a little treat to keep you happy and hopeful. At Pink Pig, we believe happiness is important. More important than sit-ups or diets. And simple choices can make big changes in your overall wellness.
But where to start? The options can be overwhelming. Like, stuck-in-a-virtual-rabbit-hole-of-information-until-you’re-convinced-you’re-doomed overwhelming
Stop for a minute. Breathe.
And then think about copper. Yup, copper.
Did you know it’s an essential nutrient? Iron isn’t the only metal we need. In fact, copper aids in the absorption of iron and the production of red blood cells. It also stimulates brain function, reduces inflammation, aids digestion, and what feels like a million more things we all wish we’d known about.
If you're like most people, you're probably searching right now for foods that are high in Copper. But before you hop on the liver and oyster train, there’s an easier solution.
Ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine, is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems. And according to them, water stored in a copper vessel balances those systems very well. Luckily for you, Pink Pig carries a lovely travel sized copper water bottle.
The water should be stored in the bottle for hours, think 4 - 6, so you may want to let it sit overnight. Drink the water first thing in the morning. (Yes, before your coffee or tea. Trust us, it’s worth it.) Fill it back up and let it hang out until lunchtime.
And while you’re starting new habits, take a sip of your Tamra Jal (because you’re fancy now) and consider what kinds of intentions you would like to set for yourself.
We all know the term, but sometimes it gets thrown into the same definition as “meaning.” So what’s the difference?
Meaning is when something is planned: “I didn’t mean to spill coffee all over your new shirt.” (Okay, Karen.) The intention is when you fix your mind on something you wish to accomplish. Hear the difference?
Intentions work best when attached to an idea or commitment. The Cast of Stones intention bracelets in The Pink Pig Boutique say it best: “Setting an intention is like drawing a map of where you wish to go.”
Keeping other Physical reminders, like crystals and stones, scattered throughout your home or office can help bring you back to your intention throughout your day.
Their presence helps hold your intention at the forefront of your mind, even when Karen spills coffee on your new shirt. (She totally meant to.)
Calming products like bath salts relax your muscles, reset your nervous system, and give you a totally valid excuse for locking yourself in the bathroom for an hour. The best part? Cast of Stones bath salts come with their very own crystals.
Take a bath. Hold a crystal. Drink from your Tamra Copper Water Bottle.